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Press Releases| Dec. 3, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Friday, December 5, America’s beer distributors will celebrate the 81st anniversary of the ratification of the 21stAmendment to the United States Constitution, which repealed Prohibition and established today’s effective system of state-based alcohol regulation. On December 5, 1933, Prohibition ended in the United States when 36 states (a three-fourths majority of the then 48 states) ratified the 21stAmendment to the United States Constitution. The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, ending 13 years of Prohibition and granting each state the primary authority to...
Press Releases| Oct. 6, 2014
Maryland Beer Distributor Eric Best to Lead Association’s Efforts on Behalf of America’s 3,300 Licensed, Independent Beer Distributors ALEXANDRIA, VA The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is proud to announce its Board of Directors officers for the 2014-2015 term. Eric Best, general manager/partner of Bob Hall LLC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, takes the helm as chairman of the Board. He assumed the position and its responsibilities during NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention held September 28 – October 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Other officers of NBWA’s Board of Directors include: Vice...
Press Releases| Oct. 4, 2014
Windy City Distributing, LLC and Maletis Beverage Also Recognized for Exceptional Efforts to Market, Promote and Sell Craft Beer DENVER, CO – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) are pleased to announce that J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc. of Tampa, Florida, has been selected as the 2014 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year . The award, now in its eighth year, recognizes the beer distribution company that does the most to market, promote and sell craft beer. NBWA and BA presented the award jointly today at the Great American Beer Festival ® in...
Press Releases| Sep. 30, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today Eric Best , general manager/partner of Bob Hall LLC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, assumed the position of 2014-2015 chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) at the association’s 77th Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. As chairman, Best will help guide the association as it advocates for licensed, independent beer distributors and educates elected officials, regulators, media and the public about the value of beer distributors and America’s effective system of state-based alcohol regulation. “The beer...
Press Releases| Sep. 30, 2014
Public Affairs and Political Action Awards Presented at NBWA 77th Annual Convention NEW ORLEANS, LA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) honored several industry leaders today during NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention taking place September 28 – October 1 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. The NBWA Public Affairs Award recognizes outstanding efforts to advocate for and promote the beer distribution industry through effective communications and public affairs initiatives. It was presented to the Pennsylvania Beer Alliance . “The Pennsylvania Beer Alliance is a...
Press Releases| Sep. 29, 2014
Day One Focuses on Regulatory, Commercial and Economic Value of Distributors NEW ORLEANS, LA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off the first full day of its 77th Annual Convention today at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. NBWA’s outgoing Chairman of the Board Greg LaMantia spoke about recent changes in the industry noting, “Change can be good. That’s exactly why today’s state legislatures can – and do – change state alcohol laws if needed. All progress comes through change, but not all change is progress.” LaMantia warned against attempts to make detrimental changes to...
Press Releases| Sep. 29, 2014
Life Service and Industry Service Awards Presented at NBWA 77th Annual Convention NEW ORLEANS, LA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) honored several industry leaders today during NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention taking place September 28 – October 1 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. The NBWA Life Service Award is presented to beer distributors who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the industry, community and fellow distributors. The first NBWA Life Service Award was presented posthumously to Mike Hopkins, Sr. , former executive director of the...
Press Releases| Sep. 29, 2014
Premium Beverage Sales Employee Wins Trip to NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention NEW ORLEANS, LA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is excited to announce that Rick McAmis of Premium Beverage Sales in Springfield, Missouri, is the winner of the Second Annual Share Your Story Contest for beer distribution employees. McAmis was recognized on stage today during the general session of NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana. NBWA’s Second Annual Share Your Story Contest invited beer distribution employees who have never attended the NBWA Annual Convention to...
Press Releases| Sep. 23, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 – October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s convention offers attendees two ways to stay connected and engaged – the NBWA Convention mobile app and NBWA-TV. “In addition to an exciting lineup of general session speakers, 20 education seminars and more than 130 exhibitors participating in the Product Demonstration Showcase, NBWA is excited to offer additional features that will enhance the experience of convention attendees,” said...
Press Releases| Sep. 17, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, America’s beer distributors join citizens throughout the country in commemorating Constitution Day, which celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement: “NBWA raises a glass in celebration of our nation’s Constitution, including its role in establishing the effective state-based alcohol regulatory system that we have in America today. Alcohol is the only product in commerce with two constitutional amendments of its own. The...

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